Daily 10am - 4:30pm
Madrone Estate is a true Sonoma Valley icon with a rich history of quality winemaking spanning over 150 years. The most cherished part of the 40 acres of vineyards is made up of Ancient Vine Zinfandel, some of which are believed to be over 120 years old. Madrone offers guests a portfolio of small-lot, estate-grown, single-vineyard wines from Sonoma County.
Visitors can choose to taste wines at the beautiful tasting bar, enjoy a seated tasting in the elegant new tasting lounge which features food and wine pairings, or on the patio with incredible views of the Sonoma countryside. For guests wishing to bring a lunch there is a designated picnic area and creek-side bocce court. Reservations are recommended.
This historic property was founded on a portion of the Agua Caliente Rancho originally given by Governor Juan Alvarado to Lázaro Piña, a second lieutenant under the command of General M.G. Vallejo in 1840. In 1863, the ranch was purchased by winemaking pioneer, George Whitman who planted the first vineyard and established a new winery which quickly became a cornerstone in Sonoma winemaking history. In 1883, Whitman sold the ranch to Eli T. Sheppard, who was the former consul to China and an advisor to the Emperor of Japan.
In 1941, the Madrone Vineyards Estate was purchased by Italian sausage makers Enrico Parducci and Peter Domenici. The pair renamed the estate “Valley of the Moon” and sparked a new era in winemaking in Sonoma Valley. In 2012, this historic and beautiful property came under new ownership and that team is now taking the lead to bring the story of Sonoma and this incredible property back to its former glory.
Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Old Vine Zinfandel, Barbera, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Madrone Estate also offers visitors a chance to learn about the rich history of the property and the Sonoma Valley. Tours include visiting the grounds, the vineyards and learning and exploring the art and craft of winemaking. At the conclusion of the tour guests enjoy a seated wine tasting hosted by a member of the hospitality team. Reservations for the Historic Tour are required to be made in advance.